Murray withdraws from Washington Open due to fatigue

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Former world No. 1 Andy Murray of Britain announced to withdraw from his Washington Open quartersfinal against Alex de Minaur of Australia citing fatigue on Friday.

He also announced his withdrawal from next week's Rogers Cup in order to recover.

"I won't be able to play my match tonight. I'm exhausted after playing so much over the past four days, having not competed on the hard courts for 18 months. I also need to be careful and to listen to my body as I come back from a long-term injury," Murray said in a statement.

"I'm gutted not to be playing and I'd like to thank the tournament and all the fans. There are lots of positives to take from this week, so I'll take some time to rest and recover, and then head to Cincinnati early to prepare and get ready."

In his third tournament back from hip surgery in January, the Scot showed signs of improvement, reaching his first quarterfinals in more than a year.

"I am so grateful that Andy, an incredible champion, came back to Washington to begin what we all know will be a great comeback," tournament director Keely O'Brien said in a statement. "I sincerely respect his decision and know that his health and recovery process is his top priority, as it should be. We all wish him great success for the rest of the summer and look forward to him coming back to Washington next year."

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